UPDATE: Suspected drowning victim went to fetch ball in water – friends; search called off

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UPDATE: Suspected drowning victim went to fetch ball in water – friends; search called off
Emilien
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The search for the body of a young male in the sea off the Vigie beach has been called off for the remainder of the night due to poor visibility and bad weather caused by the passage nearby of Tropical Storm Bertha.

Reports are that Carlyle Emilien, 21, from Morne Serpent, Grand Riviere (Gros Islet), was playing football on the beach with friends when the ball went into the water.

He reportedly went to retrieve the ball from the water but apparently got lost in the rough sea.

The search for the body will resume tomorrow if weather conditions permit.

A tropical storm warning was issued for St. Lucia but was lifted by the government around 2 p.m. today. However members of the public were still warned to exercise caution.

Police received the drowning report at about 6:30 p.m.

Carlysle Emilien

 

 

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  1. As a Lucian living in London I find it very sad reading about some of the comment being said, please people show some love and care towards this young man and stop being so rude there's no need for such crass

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  2. Lol.. sweet boy etc. He only cared about his family according to his family. Well he should also have cared for the PM and his advice. Maybe if he cared about his friends they would have helped. Family member comment was so silly. "He only cared about his family"

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  3. Sorry for the loss of this young life. He made a stupid mistake which any young individual is capable of. Dont think he would go in the sea if he was unable yo swim to get a ball. He probable was not prepared for the current and got caught by surprise. I was in a similar situation once with my 3 month baby, sea got rough while we were in and while every one rush out it was impossible for me tovfight the current. Thnx God for quick thinking i attempt to swim further n wait till the wave calm down to get out. My heart felt sympathy for the family. May his soul rest in peace n may the family find comfort in each other. GOD IS LOVE.

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  4. He just went for a ball but he should not be there in the first place it was not the time to be out playing my pray go out to the family

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  5. May the almighty god bring consolotion to the family friends and loved ones at this time.may his soul rest in peace

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  6. I just can't with lucians, we all make mistakes, if you cannot say something positive then shut the hell up!! Lord give the family strength .. !

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  7. Its a very sad time for family and country when we loose our youths. To the family be strong cause I didn't know him and I am in tears.

    To the rest of us it just a lesson. Kids will be kids and we adults are their guidance and protection.

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  8. First Off i am sorry for the loss and the pain which the family is going through at this time.(please accept my deepest sympathy)..However there is a lesson to be learned in this situation and please TRY to understand what I am saying before you guys talk nonsense as usual. To all those who are scholars who don't understand basic English .A ball went to into the sea and the individual went to retrieve it ...to those who keep writing nonsense that he didn't go swimming , ask yourself how he went to get it, .did he walk over the water?. To those who are saying it was a stupid mistake I say (in a sense I agree) however we all must be held responsible for our actions.He chose to put his life in danger.....What if one of his friends saw he was in danger and tried to rescue him, now there would have been two drownings instead of one...ok fine that didn't happen....However the marine police was called and responded, now their lives have been put in danger as well by this individual's actions.I know some people will be quick to say " that's what the police is being paid and trained for". But think about this..aren't they human beings,dont they have lives,don't they have families cant they drown too. Training only goes so far people. I say again that we must be held accountable for our actions and also think others when we make our decisions. Also bare in mind there was a tropical storm watch out for st Lucia So sea conditions were not good.

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    • I agree with you. Police, Marine Police and firemen not heroes, they are humans and so get scared for their lives as well when responding to such calls. They not superhuman. A storm warning was issued. They should have heeded it and stayed away from the beach.

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